Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fur Vest Over a Military Jacket and George Washington

 "Looks like George Washington,"
Princess Sparkles said as she looked at a picture she drew.
Camouflage and I turned to each other, impressed with Sparkles.
Must be preschool... or TV. 
Then Camo asked, "Do you know who George Washington is?"
Then Sparkles replied, "He's on the money."

BLACK EMBROIDERED DRESS - JWLA (thrifted)
OLIVE MILITARY JACKET - Old Navy
FUR VEST, EARRINGS, RING - Forever 21
BROWN MOTO BOOTS - Lucky via Macys
RIMMEL - Midnight Blue
OPI - Turquoise Shatter

I'm participating in "Fashion Challenge: Layers" from Megan Mae Daily and Casual Chic Kiki.  Thursday's challenge is vest over jacket.  It took me a few tries but I finally found a look I liked...a military jacket and fur vest (I also did "layered nails" for extra credit!).  The black dress is "thrifted" from another mom's garage and I went with the brown Lucky boots (which I got on sale for $40 at Macy's) because Princess Sparkles told me to!

George Washington, "the money guy"
I have to say I get a serious thrill out of getting a good deal...thrifting, clearance racks, coupons, buying from another mom's garage!  Even if we were super rich I'd still shop at the same places.  Hopefully Sparkles and Pigtails will feel the same way and have an appreciation for "the guy on the money!"

40 comments:

Mongs said...

he's on the money? That's so hilarious! Your kids say the darndest things. Fur vest...I Iike, I don't have a chance to wear it but I like watching all of you dressed in all these fur glory. What a great idea to layer it over a military jacket. Definitely up the chicness of that jacket.

mongs
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Teddi said...

i'm sure they will have that appreciation, as smart & perceptive as your lovely daughters are. claire your polish is one of my fave colors of blue. i adore your outfit through & through. i swear people could pay you to style them well.

Stylish By Nature said...

Cool fur jacket...Gr8 blog :)....Wanna follow each other with GFC, Twitter and Facebook ?

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Frannie Pantz said...

Looks like you've got some talented daughters! I love your vest over jacket. I am doing it today too and it is a lot harder than I thought it would be! When are you due again? I'm still hoping you have a Feb 6 baby!

Claire said...

haha i was thinking they were saying a quote from a movie or something then i realised that he is actually on the money lol

yiqin; said...

love the nail color.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I'm even more impressed that she knows what money looks like! You look so cute as always :)

xo Mary Jo

Maiken said...

what a clever way for layering! firstly I thought you're wearing a jacket with fur collar but wow, there's actually a vest :P and your kiddies are always so funny :)

Maiken/
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Jess said...

Love the fur vest!!

rlutz said...

Love how you layered the fur vest over the jacket with the fun dress...you are looking great!

Juliann Whicker said...

Great story, and brilliant child! This outfit is really edgy and cute. Fur is so tricky, you did it fantastically:)

my mini bag said...

Love the fur over the military jacket. Creative.

Your nails look awesome. Love the blue color.

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Emma said...

Fabulous outfit! I Loove your nails!

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Only you can pull off fur vest and pregnancy. Looks great.
The art is too funny.
Daphne.

Francesca R said...

I am loving that vest!!! You are stunning claire!! A beautiful soon-to-be-third-time-mother!!!

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh love this!! :D Great job at layering!
and awww how cute, haha....kids say the darndest things ;)
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Jess said...

That is too funny! He's on the money! Hope you and your girls have a fun weekend finding more good deals!

Zap McBlowfist said...

lol what a lovely post ^_^ +following x

Tara said...

Oh, i really, really love how the fur vest looks over the military jacket. That is such a fun look!

caro said...

love the military jacket and fur vest. ive rediscovered my love of thrift shopping!! so fun. its like a game. anyway wanted to say hi and i love you! u look great btw. i'm sure you're ready to have this lil guy. :) xoxo ~ caro

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

I love this, faux fur over a bump, perfection!

Bonnie said...

"He's on the money."
She is DEFINITELY your child. :)

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Annie said...

Love the fur vest over the military jacket - so cute :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

My 2 Pesos said...

I like your nails. :D

Pop Champagne said...

hahahaha that's funny! thats like my little cousin thinking our first prime minister is ronald mcdonald when it's jon a mcdonald :D

love your coat btw!

Keely said...

Love the fur vest with that jacket!

Alexandria said...

what a great idea!! the fur vest looks really cute

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Tinfoil Tiaras said...

I feel the same way- even if I had a lot of money I would still enjoy the treasure hunting at thrift stores! I love the faix fur and the boots and layered nail polish- the better to keep your hands warm my dear! :)

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Love your nails

Annie L said...

He's on the money...ahahha, smart girl!!
Love the fur vest and fun crackle polish
xo Annie
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Kimberly said...

cute outfit love the fur with the jacket! i need a shelf too but they're so expensive!

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Michelle Lee said...

always love your stylish outfits :)

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Ivana said...

Love that vest and that manicure looks so stylish!

xx Ivana

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Mani said...

You look awesome...lovely jacket!

Baby Budget Blog said...

LOVE that vest! And that crackle nail polish is the best! It lasts for forever! Did it myself once and I think I'll do it again this weekend!

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Skinny said...

Love your nail polish

Style Me B.A.D said...

Love that drawing of george washington haha! Cute outfit!

Jayme and Mendi said...

I just have to say that I love that girl! The fact that she knows who he is because he's "on the money"...that's awesome!! So sounds like something that I would have said...only I would've probably said it yesterday. ;)

Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Cara said...

hahaha what a cute story! Love your crackle polish and the layered military jacket and fur together. I may have to recreate this look myself!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

He's on the money! HAHAHAHA Too cute! I love that blue nail polish girl.
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